Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin’s solo exhibition at SESC Pompeia, Brazil, presents a selection of 12 key works spanning the artist’s career from the early 1990s until his death in 2007.
photo from Camila Rocha
A central figure in Turkish contemporary art, Alptekin was a prolific artist, writer, curator and educator whose career was marked by his extensive work-related travels and by his influential collaborations with a number of artists and thinkers from Turkey and abroad. Including photographs, videos, collages, installations and objects, this is the most comprehensive display of Alptekin’s work in São Paulo to date – his works were previously shown at the 24th São Paulo Biennial (1998) and at the Istambul Agora Festival in 2011.
The exhibition was curated by Camila Rocha and Kiki Mazzucchelli.
SESC POMPEIA, Brazil – APRIL – MAY 2013
Text by Kiki Mazzukelli